Spartans

Sparta’s consultant ranks consist of a diverse set of resilient professionals.
Experts committed to providing value and who can playfully embrace our Spartan attitude.

“Change before you have to.” - Jack Welch

Sparta Consulting Skill Sets

The areas of expertise Sparta can muster include:

  • Master Data Management (MDM)
  • Enterprise Content Management (ECM)
  • Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Systems
  • Product Data Management (PDM/PLM)
  • Data Governance
  • Data Architecture
  • Project Leadership and Management
  • Technology Comparison and Tendering
  • Mapping and Outlining System and Information Landscapes
  • A wide variety of Methodologies related to Information Management
  • Change Management
  • Training and Coaching
  • Advisory Roles

attitude

We take our work seriously yet not ourselves so much. We aim to create authentic engagement with our clients to aid the interchange of ideas easily. A spartan didn’t wear too much armor. They preferred to Keep It Simple, Spartan.

We work with an open-minded attitude and an honest desire to understand our client’s operations and its unique set of challenges.

deeds

To claim our reward, each Sparta Consultant must be confident and competent and carry with them solid expertise (think of it as a sword and shield) in developing business administration and information management. Be pretty good.

To each project, we recruit the Spartan whose skill sets best matches that of the project’s requirements. Be prepared.


The Sparta Consultants

Matti Vuorema

CRM & Technology

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Combining data masses, analyzing them, and utilizing the results to a business benefit are all in Matti’s expertise. Be it ETL configurations, setting up a Data Lake, or creating a data-driven business concept, all challenges are approached with an enthusiastic attitude. Matti’s working experience ranges from IT management to handling large data masses of media corporations. With such a background diving straight into the deep end is no problem. Outside of work, Matti can be found with a soldering iron in hand doing technology projects, or enjoying physical activities in the forms of martial arts.

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Antti Ollikainen

BI & Architectures

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Enthusiastic information management, data and analytics expert, who does not believe the world to be ready, but rather relies on continuous development and learning. With a comprehensive background ranging from practical engineering to painting with a broader brush, Antti understands processes, technology and people alike. In addition to continuous development, Antti is guided by his will to understand the environment and the challenges faced in a quest to figure out the most simple and practical solutions possible for each situation. In addition to consulting, Antti is responsible for our internal tool development with the title Product Owner. Antti’s style is also reflected in his freetime hobbies, which range from dancing to quantum physics – both in theory and in practice.  

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Anne Koikkalainen

Customer Data Management

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A rare combination of technology and business expertise, to whom being mediocre is not a option. Things are either done right, or not bothered with at all. Thrives as well with developing processes, as with implementing changes in system level to support them. An analytical mind, who recognizes development areas quickly and acts on them swiftly. Anne is especially fond of CRM systems trimmed to their max both in terms of processes and technology. In her freetime she likes running around the woods with a map in her hand.

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Ulla Salin

Enterprise Content Management

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A leading expert in terms of Enterprise Content Management, with about 20 years of experience on the field. In addition to numerous practical implementations, Ulla has worked with developing industry standards both in- and outside of Finnish borders. In her working time Ulla loves to talk about metadata and the business potential of well managed content. In her freetime you can find her at the stables, taking care of her very own horsey Sepi.

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Janne Maijanen

Architectures & Technology

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Analytical and fact oriented, yet a driving force for change. Janne’s specialities include different architectures, and understanding business needs and viewpoints in order to transform them into purposeful information management tasks. Jannes comprehensive working background ensures that he can discuss as well with C-level decision makers as with technical system engineers, ensuring that the target remains clear across all levels. Janne has been able to apply his skills across multiple different environments, from which especially Product Data Management and technology development projects stand out. In his freetime, instead of the cozy warmth of his home, you can find him in the middle of a forest, a mountain or a glacier.

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Merja Tarvainen

Architectures, Processes & MDM

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Merja has experience from a multitude of different information management and system development projects, across multiple different fields. Practical tasks have included testing, test planning, requirement and functionality definition, concepting, change management and training. She has special expertise on data definition, testing, and master data management. Merja has a M.Sc. degree, majoring in knowledge management. Merja is passionate about solution oriented approaches, flexibility, and interaction aiming to spread understanding.

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